| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:46 PM
WASHINGTON -- Martin Luther King Jr. didn't live and die to hear his heirs "whine about political gridlock," former President Clinton said Wednesday.
Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to mark the 50th anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream"...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, thousands once again took to the streets of the nation's capital to call for economic and racial equality.
As the crowd made its way down Constitution Avenue, one...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:32 PM
It’s a popular meme on the left, well summed up in this quotation from the website Down With Tyranny: “Chief Justice John Roberts does everything he can to see that the FISA court remains a trusty tool of the national security state.”...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:11 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- California should compensate an atheist parolee for returning him to prison after he resisted participating in a religious-based drug treatment program, a federal appeals court decided unanimously Friday.
A three-judge panel of the U.S....
| Aug 20, 2013
When it comes to Egypt, the U.S. has little leverage and therefore no real options. That's according to the prevailing wisdom, at least.
Yet this analysis — endlessly reiterated in mainstream commentary — is misleading. The absence of...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:58 PM
Budget director under President Carter
Bert Lance, 82, a Georgia banker and ally of former President Carter who served as his first budget director before departing amid a high-profile investigation of his banking activities, died...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
I have a confession to make: I am a homeowner.
That's a dangerous thing to say. We homeowners are getting blamed for a lot of today's economic ills, and labeled dupes besides.
It's said that we profiteer from an undeserved tax break. That our...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:08 PM
WASHINGTON – The White House began installing solar panels this week on the first family’s residence, finally making good on a pledge President Obama made almost three years ago.
The installation follows a speech Obama made in June on...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 4:00 PM
After George Zimmerman was acquitted in the slaying of Trayvon Martin, Stevie Wonder declared that he would never again perform in Florida or in any state with a "stand your ground" law. Over the last week, moral outrage over the reckless expansion of...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:28 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A gay Filipino immigrant who had been ordered deported won a reprieve from a federal appeals court Wednesday on the grounds he would be persecuted for his sexual orientation if sent back to the Philippines.
Dennis Vitug, 37, who has...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:21 PM
A Miranda warning given in both English and Spanish to a Spanish-speaking suspect is insufficient if a police officer’s translation fails to convey the true meaning of the arrested person's rights, a federal appeals court decided Monday.